Dolly Parton Talks ‘Coat of Many Colors’ Movie: ‘It Really Shows Family’
Coat of Many Colors, Dolly Parton's first TV movie for NBC, is set to premiere on Dec. 10, and the country icon says that the film, based on her 1971 single of the same name, will give viewers a wholesome and revealing glimpse into her own life.
"It really kind of evolves and details a lot of my whole life in bits and pieces. And it really shows family," Parton told The Boot and other reporters at a media event. "I don’t know if people, besides me, miss having shows like Little House on the Prairie or The Waltons, but it’s kind of like that. It just shows the simple life of back then, back when.
"[It's] a show about people who made me who and what I am," she continues. "It shows that I love music, and I love my folks … It’s really got a lot of great elements."
Coat of Many Colors is only the first in a series of TV movies that the award-winning singer will produce for NBC based on her life, stories and songs.
"We might do a few pieces like [Coat of Many Colors] … We might do bits and pieces of my life story," she explains. "But I’m still very involved in my musical on Broadway, my story. So that’s separate and different. But there’s also the possibility that we might do a feature film."
Parton has revealed that her second made-for-TV film for NBC will be based on her song “Jolene.” John Sacret Young, who worked on The West Wing, is writing the script.
"Lord, I’ve lived so long. I’ve got a lot of stories to tell," Parton says. "I can’t tell them all at once, so I’ll just scatter them all out, but I’ll still work on the musical."
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